|Winter arabian ACEO|
Dear Department store,
I bought a gift this Christmas from your store and asked for a gift box so I could package and wrap it. You gave me this flat box…not a top and a bottom, just a cardboard one-sie.
I took this contraption home and got ready to settle the innocent sweater into the section designated as the bottom. (At least that is what I assumed was the bottom) I attempted to close the box but much like an angry transformer the attached top flattened out. Whose idea of a joke was that? I fiddled with it and finally got it to close with only a rip or two, even though the back had a mind of it’s own was bound and determined to reestablish it’s original flat shape.
When the holiday was but a pleasant memory, I decided I would save the box. After all who doesn’t want to recycle and reuse? This was no ordinary box, however. Now that its shape was box-like it wanted to remain, box-like.
I pulled and pushed, flattened and tore, but flat it would never again be. Finally with one last impatient move, I ripped it to shreds.
In retrospect, for the sake of my nerves, I should have gone to the wrapping paper section and just bought some gift boxes that are old fashioned enough to have a top AND a bottom. I guess you really do get what you pay for, and not get what you don’t!